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Long Island University at Riverhead to Begin Offering Undergraduate Education in September 2009

Upper division B.S. in childhood education is LIU's first undergraduate degree at the Riverhead
location; offers seamless transfer for Suffolk County Community College graduates


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Long Island University at Riverhead

Riverhead, N.Y.- An upper division bachelor's degree in childhood education will be offered at Long Island University at Riverhead beginning in September. The new program will be the university's first undergraduate degree program at the Riverhead location.

The Bachelor of Science in childhood education joins four master's degrees and two graduate-level advanced certificates in the Long Island University at Riverhead catalogue. Classes will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The new degree program, written in collaboration with Suffolk County Community College, will offer the junior and senior years of the B.S. in childhood education. Students with an associate degree from Suffolk County Community College may seamlessly transfer into the program. Students transferring from other colleges will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

"Since our arrival on the Suffolk County Community College campus in 2006, we have enjoyed an extremely collegial relationship with the SCCC community. This new partnership will make it possible for SCCC graduates to complete four-year and graduate degrees right here on the East End, and allow them to serve their communities as exceptionally well-trained education professionals," said Long Island University at Riverhead Associate Provost Jennifer Brown.

"This new degree program is a strong example of how our partnership with Long Island University yields benefits for SCCC's graduates," noted George Gatta, Jr., interim president at Suffolk County Community College. "This newest Long Island University program affords a seamless transfer option for those students interested in pursuing a degree in childhood education from a highly recognized four-year university."

Located on the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College, Long Island University at Riverhead is a unit of the private, multi-campus Long Island University. Founded in 1926, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive private universities in the United States.

Long Island University at Riverhead offers master's degrees in childhood education, literacy education (birth-age 6), and teaching students with disabilities as well as an advanced certificate in applied behavior analysis. The Homeland Security Management Institute, based at Long Island University at Riverhead, offers a master's degree and an advanced certificate in homeland security management, both fully on line. More information is available at

Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in the State University of New York system, enrolling more than 23,000 students at its three campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead. SCCC offers the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as a variety of certificate programs. Offering the lowest college tuition on Long Island, a highly respected Honors program, extensive extracurricular activities, championship athletic teams, and numerous unified transfer programs, SCCC is a first-choice college for Long Island students. More information is available at

Posted 06/16/2009

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